NYC Parks Special Events copyright (c) 2014 NYC Department of Parks and Recreation http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php NYC Department of Parks and Recreation en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 23:37:20 GMT NYC Parks News 25 25 http://www.nycgovparks.org/sub_things_to_do/upcoming_events/events_search.php http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/parks_leaf_thumb.gif <![CDATA[High Line Field Station]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/every-friday-saturday-and-sunday-high-line-field-station Date: July 20, 2013

Whether it’s your first walk or your hundredth visit, High Line Greeters help you discover a new side of the High Line.

The High Line Field Station is a mobile information cart, staffed by High Line Greeters, a group of knowledgeable volunteers who answer your questions and provide information about the park’s history, design, landscape, and more. The Field Station is also stocked with free resources, like monthly bloom lists, seasonal High Line Art maps, and information about upcoming free events and activities for the whole family.

The High Line Field Station is open Thursdays, from 1:00 – 7:00 PM, and Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM, between Saturday, May 4 and Sunday, September 29. The High Line Field Station will be open on Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) from 1:00 – 7:00 PM.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 206-9922

Location: Chelsea Market Passage (in The High Line)

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M360 The High Line 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7429, -74.0072 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Chess]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-chess http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-chess Date: July 20, 2013

Game boards, including chess, checkers, and backgammon, are available for a small fee. Provided by the Marshall Chess Club.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Shape Up NYC: Zumba]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/shape-up-nyc-zumba Date: July 20, 2013

Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.8188, -73.9611 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516da249ab7cd.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Le Carrousel]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-le-carrousel Date: July 20, 2013

Specially created to complement the park’s French classical style, featuring brightly colored animals and French cabaret music.

Also available for parties.
April – May, 11am – 7pm
June – October, 11am – 8pm
(weather permitting)

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 8:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 8:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Games]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-games http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-games Date: July 20, 2013

Take a game break with an eclectic selection of favorite tabletop games for free. From scrabble and mancala to dominoes and more.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: 40th Street Plaza (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7532, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Ping Pong]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-ping-pong Date: July 20, 2013

Test your ping pong skills at one of two state-of-the-art tables. Paddles and balls are provided free of charge. Sign up with an attendant in the park to reserve a time slot.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Ping Pong Court (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 7:00 pm 40.7545, -73.9837 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature of Art - Adult Summer Series]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-of-art-adult-summer-series Date: July 20, 2013

Very van Gogh: Study the works of famed Post-Impressionist Vincent van Gogh, and then turn your creative juices loose. Experiment with oil pastels and discover the elements of his unique style and technique as we create vibrantlty expressive contoured forms.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 1:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 351-3450

Location: Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley)

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R129 Blood Root Valley 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 1:00 pm 40.5884, -74.1391 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Kids Create!]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kids-create http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/kids-create Date: July 20, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Summer Associates for creative arts projects and activities that are fun for the whole family in the Brookly Bridge Park playgrounds!

Friday at Pier 1 and Main Street
Saturday & Sunday at Pier 1 and Pier 6

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Pier 1 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 2:00 pm 40.7017, -73.9969 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Waterfront Community Garden - Community Pride Day]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/waterfront-community-garden-community-pride-day http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/waterfront-community-garden-community-pride-day Date: July 20, 2013

This annual event includes a block party/street fair on Gildersleeve Ave in front of the garden with entertainment for kids, food, and good company.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 855-8998

Location: Waterfront Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 6:00 pm 40.8097, -73.8505 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Free Yoga in the Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/free-yoga-in-the-park1 Date: July 20, 2013

Kripalu Yoga is a system of Hatha Yoga that integrates body postures, breathing techniques, relaxation, and meditation. Taught by Monique Schubert and Yojaida Estrella, participants are encouraged to integrate their yoga practices with this very special waterfront environment of nature and art.

Start time: 11:00 am

End time: 12:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 956-1819

Location: Socrates Sculpture Park

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Q465 Socrates Sculpture Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 11:00 am 12:00 pm 40.7687, -73.9369 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d47897ba10c.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Pedal Stops]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-pedal-stops Date: July 20, 2013

Bike New York & Bike and Roll partner to provide a Pedal Stop in Riverside Park providing rider-assistance-and-information stations open to all cyclists free of charge.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Riverside Park South

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M353 Riverside Park South 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.7774, -73.9906 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ride The Carousel in Prospect Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ride-the-carousel-in-prospect-park Date: July 20, 2013

Located in the Park’s "Children’s Corner," the Carousel features 51 magnificently carved horses, a lion, a giraffe, a deer, and two dragon-pulled chariots. Carved in 1912 by Charles Carmel, one of the foremost carousel designers of the time, and restored by the Prospect Park Alliance in 1990, the Carousel promises that classic summertime amusement will be available for generations of fun. In addition, the Prospect Park Carousel is one of the few in the world that is wheelchair accessible.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 230-7637

Location: The Carousel (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6637, -73.9642 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516344b163619.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Sweet Spot Festival]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/sweet-spot-festival http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/sweet-spot-festival Date: July 20, 2013

The Sweet Spot Festival is a series of family oriented events held around Harlem featuring music, fun activities, food and more. DJ Herbert Holler gets you dancing with disco and other classics along with guest performances. Children will enjoy participating in the various activities and workshops while you check out the vintage markets.

Dates:

  • June 16
  • July 20
  • August 17
  • September 14 at Pier 1
  • September 22

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone:

Location: The Bandshell (in Jackie Robinson Park)

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M014 Jackie Robinson Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 40.8263, -73.9412 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Pop-Up Audubon: Macy’s Fishing Clinics]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/popup-audubon-macys-fishing-clinics Date: July 20, 2013

This popular program offers kids ages 15 & under the opportunity to fish. Participants will learn about aquatic ecology, fishing safety, and even get to collect their own bait. Kids must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Spots are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call for more information.

1 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

3 p.m. Nature on the Go! – Macy’s Fishing Clinic

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 287-3400 x303

Location: The Wellhouse (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6566, -73.9707 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Women in Comics Art Workshop]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-art-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/women-in-comics-art-workshop Date: July 20, 2013

Take an exciting art class with the fabulous Women In Comics artists and learn to draw comics.

Start time: 12:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Forest Crew]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/forest-crew-training-session http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/forest-crew-training-session Date: July 20, 2013

From Porcelainberry to Multiflora Rose and Oriental Bittersweet, the Highbridge Forest Crew works to remove these invasive plants and others from the park and to care for recently planted native trees. The Forest Crew will learn basic invasive and native plant identification, proper removal techniques and an overview of NYRP’s approach to urban reforestation. Anyone interested in forest ecology, invasive plant removal, and urban forests should attend and join the Forest Crew in their work every Saturday afternoon.

RSVP by emailing volunteer@nyrp.org.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (917) 291-6436

Location: Laurel Hill Terrace (in Highbridge Park)

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M037 Highbridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:30 pm 3:00 pm 40.8512, -73.9271 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51360dd21b745.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[North Woods]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/north-woods http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/north-woods Date: July 20, 2013

View tumbling cascades, rustic bridges, and picturesque pools in the "Manhattan Adirondacks." The route involves many hills and stairs. Click here to purchase tickets online.

Space is limited; advance registration required. Includes use of tour audio equipment; arrive early for check-in.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 12:30 pm

End time: 1:30 pm

Contact phone: (212) 860-1370

Location: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 12:30 pm 1:30 pm 40.7968, -73.9515 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d715c87a7f6.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Nature Exploration Hike (Moderate)]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/nature-exploration-hike-moderate Date: July 20, 2013

Our Urban Park Ranger hiking guides will introduce you to the hidden gems of New York City and places often off limits to the general public. On our hikes, you may explore nature, discover our City’s rich history and diverse culture, or just unplug form the world to clear your head.

Hiking programs feature intensity levels ranging from light (a leisurely stroll on mostly paved paths), moderate (longer, faster paced hikes on rugged terrain), to vigorous (long distance, with hills and rugged terrain). For all hiking programs we recommend wearing comfortable shoes or boots, and packing water and a light snack.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (718) 846-2731

Location: Forest Park Visitor Center (in Forest Park)

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Q015 Forest Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 40.7003, -73.8548 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Bryant Park Flaubert Frog & Friends]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/bryant-park-flaubert-frog-friends Date: July 20, 2013

Leap on over for ribbeting stories, fun & games. Led by the ever-so-stylish and frogtastic Flaubert himself.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: (212) 768-4242

Location: Le Carrousel (in Bryant Park)

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M008 Bryant Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 2:00 pm 40.7533, -73.984 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Lefferts Historic House - Second Floor Tours]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/lefferts-historic-house-2nd-floor-tours Date: July 20, 2013

View significant artifacts from 19th-century family life and walk into a fully furnished 1820's bedroom.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time: 4:30 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 4:30 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/5166e6336343b.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CPF Learning Garden Workshop: Making Recycled Planters for the Home and Garden]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-making-recycled-planters-for-the-home-and-garden-workshop http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/cpf-liberty-learning-garden-making-recycled-planters-for-the-home-and-garden-workshop Date: July 20, 2013

The United States produces 70% of the world's solid waste. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to reuse food grade plastics to create a variety of self-watering planters for your home and garden. Please enjoy this practical workshop at any of three Learning Gardens across the city.

Please RSVP using the link below.

Start time: 1:00 pm

End time:

Contact phone: (212) 360-1499

Location: Umoja Garden (Garden Beautiful),Liberty Learning Garden,Grove Hill Learning Garden

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 1:00 pm 40.6877, -73.9192; 40.7017, -73.7832; 40.8197, -73.9093 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51c1e150b28c0.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[The New Street Types of New York Opening Reception]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york-opening-reception http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-new-street-types-of-new-york-opening-reception Date: July 20, 2013

Alice Austen’s groundbreaking portfolio “Street Types of New York” from 1894, marks her as one of the earliest female street photographers who captured the changing face of the city’s working class just before the turn of the century. Today a new generation of photographers continues her legacy of documenting the ever-changing city. This exhibition includes work by: Alice Austen, Chris Arnade, Alice Attie, Dmitry Gudkov, Peter Funch, Andy Jones, Wayne Lawrence, Erica McDonald, Greg Miller, Christina Paige, Susanna Ray, Richard Renaldi, Ruddy Roye, Geordie Wood, and AnRong Xu.
The New Street Types draws connections from early street portraiture like that of Alice Austen (1866-1952) to contemporary image-makers. The artists selected for the exhibition work in a similar style to Austen, often employing large format photography to create portraits of New York City’s diverse communities and subcultures – including the outer fringes of the expanding city like the Rockaways and Orchard Beach. Some of the artists conceptualize themes in portrait typologies and use social media to communicate online, while artists like Peter Funch take the traditional street portrait a step further, creating digital tableaus to capture life on the streets and see it anew. Photographer Ruddy Roye utilizes Instagram to create his images - sharing them in a spontaneous and wide-reaching way Austen could have never imagined.
In addition to the contemporary images, Alice Austen’s rare and fascinating “Street Types” portfolio, produced c.1896 by the Albertype Company, will be on display. The show examines Austen’s intentions behind the portfolio of portraits and leaves the viewer to ponder her reasoning for the project – a question that was left unanswered at the time of her death in 1952.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 6:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 816-4506

Location: Alice Austen House Museum (in Alice Austen Park)

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R117 Alice Austen Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 6:00 pm 40.6146, -74.0631 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Recycle-To-Art]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/recycletoart http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/recycletoart Date: July 20, 2013

Have fun turning discarded materials into usable works of art. For kids and adults. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Wear clothes that can get messy.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 365-5516

Location: Poe Park Visitor Center (in Poe Park)

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X040 Poe Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.865, -73.8947 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Ezra Jack Keats Story Hour]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/ezra-jack-keats-story-hour Date: July 20, 2013

Gather 'round Peter and Willy, the statue of two beloved Keats characters, for storytelling adventures brought to life by Tammy Hall and guest storytellers.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 3:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 965-4999

Location: Imagination Playground (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 3:00 pm 40.6586, -73.963 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad054110f20.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[History in Your Hands: Pulling Weeds on the Farm]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-pulling-weeds-on-the-farm Date: July 20, 2013

Visitors of all ages can come and help Lefferts staff take care of the potato farm plot, medicinal and herb gardens, and berry patches by pulling weeds and helping to water. Bring a hat and a bottle of water and we will provide the tools and gloves.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51ad067b3ffc3.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[History In Your Hands: Flax to Linen]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/history-in-your-hands-flax-to-linen Date: July 20, 2013

Come check on our flax crop and try out tools used to process flax fibers into linen cloth.

The Prospect Park Alliance will be on hand to help you feel different pieces of linen cloth to compare the weaves and try on some linen reproduction clothes for a fun photo-op in our farm wagon.

Start time: 2:00 pm

End time: 4:00 pm

Contact phone: (718) 789-2822 x301

Location: Lefferts Historic House (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:00 pm 4:00 pm 40.6643, -73.9639 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/537519d8d5698.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Cross-Park Promenade]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/crosspark-promenade http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/crosspark-promenade Date: July 20, 2013

On this east-west walk you will see a hidden bench that tells time, miniature boats powered by the wind, a magnificent sculpture celebrating fresh water, and much more. The route involves a few stairs and lasts 75 minutes.

NOTE: Groups of seven or more people must call (212) 360-2726 or email tours@centralparknyc.org to schedule a custom tour.

Start time: 2:30 pm

End time: 3:45 pm

Contact phone: (212) 772-0288

Location: East 72 Street and Fifth Avenue (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 2:30 pm 3:45 pm 40.7725, -73.967 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51d7059d80378.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer on the Hudson: Hudson Warehouse Shakespeare Workout]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/summer-on-the-hudson-shakespear-workout Date: July 20, 2013

Covering the elements of voice production, movement, acting and stage combat. Open to all actors ages 13 and up. All experience levels welcome.

Space is limited please register by email.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: Soldiers and Sailors Monument (in Riverside Park)

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M072 Riverside Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.792, -73.979 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/515f17f66c36e.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Planet Hemp / Gaby Amarantos / Emicida / DJ sets by Greg Caz in association with Brasil Summerfest]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/planet-hemp-gaby-amarantos-emicida-dj-sets-by-greg-caz-in-association-with-brasil-summerfest http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/planet-hemp-gaby-amarantos-emicida-dj-sets-by-greg-caz-in-association-with-brasil-summerfest Date: July 20, 2013

Join SummerStage as we celebrate the new generation of musicians making a mark on the Brazilian music scene with up and coming Brazilian Hip-Hop artist Emicida and Gaby Amarantos, in her New York City-and US premiere, as well as one of Brazil’s most iconic Hip-Hop/Rock bands, Planet Hemp.

Planet Hemp first hit the Brazilian music scene in 1993 as a groundbreaking rap duo with founding members Marcelo D2 and Skunk. Soon after, musicians Rafael, Bacalhau and Formigão joined the group, fusing the group’s Rap roots with Rock, Psychedelia, and Hardcore. The band’s reputation grew among the youth culture for their energetic and aggressive performances. The death in 1994 of of band member Skunk lead to a temporary dissolution of the group, though he was replaced by BNegão. Their gold-selling CD Usuário featured hits such as “Mantenha o Respeito” and “Legalize Já,” and was followed up by the platinum-selling, Os Cães Ladram Mas a Caravana Não Pára.

Born and raised in Brazil, Gaby Amarantos grew up surrounded by music. The “Tecnobrega” queen’s musical style is deeply influenced by the sounds of her neighborhood where she was born, where everything is played at the same time. Technobrega fuses together Techno music with brega, which refers to “cheesy” romantic music. Paul Lester from The Guardian describes Amarantos’ sound: “Her music sounds…like a mashup of 90s Euro rave, Cumbia, and the kind of Hispanic Electro-Pop you hear in discos on holiday when you're out of your mind on budget cocktails.” Her latest album, Treme, was released in 2012.

Hailing from Sao Paulo, Brasil, Emicida began his career in 2006 when he sang his first rhymes at freestyle battles and underground parties throughout the city. In 2009, Emicida released, independently distributed, and sold more than 10,000 copies of his first mixtape. In 2010, the rapper released two mixtapes, which helped him become one of the leading names of the new Brazilian Hip-Hop generation. Emicida made his international debut in April, 2011 at the Coachella Festival. That same year, he was invited to perform at two of the major Brazilian music festivals, Rock in Rio and SWU, and went on to win the “Act of the Year” award from the MTV Video Music Brazil Awards. In 2012, Emicida released three hit singles: “Trouble”, “Zica, Go There”, and “Finger On,” further solidifying his prominent position in the Brazilian Hip-Hop world.

DJ Greg Caz, best known as one half of the Brazilian Beat Brooklyn team, is a New York City-based DJ with a wide eclectic range. Although best known for the Brazilian music expertise which fueled his weekly Sunday night party at Brooklyn's defunct Black Betty for 8 years and continues to rock Nublu in the East Village alongside Forró In The Dark, DJ Greg Caz also plays the full gamut of rare grooves, Funk, R&B, Jazz, Rock, Psych, Reggae & Rock Steady, Latin & boogaloo, Cuban, loungy soundtrack music, sunshine pop and soft-psych and much more. Having released a number of mix CDs and compilations over the years, DJ Greg Caz travels constantly bringing his eclectic unpredictability to both dance floors and lounges worldwide.

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park)

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 7:00 pm 40.7728, -73.9702 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3b7271d60.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Making Books Sing Presents My City Park]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/making-books-sing-presents-my-city-park Date: July 20, 2013

The New York Public Library will present Making Books Sing’s new touring production My City Park, for children ages 3-10. When Milo finds out that his favorite city park is going to be torn down and replaced with a shopping mall, he seeks out the help of his two best friends, Odessa the Owl and Bucky the Squirrel. This 45-minute educational performance, written by Brooke Boertzel and Melissa Gordon of Making Books Sing’s Education Department, features puppetry, original songs, and audience participation.

Start time: 3:00 pm

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Contact phone: (212) 621-0208

Location: Children's Center at Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

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2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 40.753, -73.9816 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/519ce09f75ae5.JPG Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[CANCELLED: Teen Volleyball Clinic]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/teen-volleyball-clinic http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/teen-volleyball-clinic Date: July 20, 2013

Please note: this event has been cancelled.

Teens can sharpen their volleyball skills with coaching and tips from the experts at Metro Beach Sports. Teens will enjoy the sand and sun while sprucing up their game with fundamentals through advanced techniques including serving, setting, spiking, passing and ball control, and diving and rolling drills at the beach volleyball courts on Pier 6.
Recommended ages 13-17

Start time: 3:00 pm

End time: 5:00 pm

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Location: Pier 6 (in Brooklyn Bridge Park)

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B431 Brooklyn Bridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 3:00 pm 5:00 pm 40.6926, -74.0019 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Family Camping]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/family-camping http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/family-camping Date: July 20, 2013

The Urban Park Rangers celebrate the tradition of camping throughout the spring and summer, and we look forward to welcoming your family. Participants are chosen by lottery. To enter your name in the lottery, visit nyc.gov/parks/rangers/register on Wednesday, July 10th.

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 am

Contact phone: (212) 628-2345

Location: Central Park

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M010 Central Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 6:00 pm 7:00 am 40.7796, -73.9694 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[DANCE IQUAIL! / Master Class by: Karisma Jay]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/dance-iquail-master-class-by-karisma-jay http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/dance-iquail-master-class-by-karisma-jay Date: July 20, 2013

7:00 PM – All Levels Open Dance Master Class by: Karisma Jay
8:00 PM – Performances

DANCE IQUAIL! now celebrating its fifth anniversary, returns to SummerStage. Described as “a tour de force of athleticism and passion,” the company speaks in the universal language of movement, and is committed to creating works that confront the destructive nature of racism, violence, substance abuse, poverty, and promotes the importance of family and unity.

DANCE IQUAIL! will feature a sizzling program of works with live music by Iquail Shaheed, Christopher Ralph, & Amber Perkins.

Master Class: Join Karisma Jay, of Creative Outlet Dance Theatre of Brooklyn. A charismatic Brooklyn native, Karisma will lead a fun class fusing the basic elements of traditional African dance with various dance moves of today.

Start time: 7:00 pm

End time: 9:15 pm

Contact phone:

Location: Queensbridge Park

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Q104 Queensbridge Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 7:00 pm 9:15 pm 40.7566, -73.9486 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/516c3c52552a4.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Celebrate Brooklyn!: The Lone Bellow / The Low Anthem / Joe Purdy]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-lone-bellow-the-low-anthem-joe-purdy http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/the-lone-bellow-the-low-anthem-joe-purdy Date: July 20, 2013

Breakout stars The Lone Bellow favor the term “Brooklyn Country” for the liquid smooth harmonies and heartfelt songwriting that have captivated fans and critics alike to make them one of the hottest bands of 2013. Of The Lone Bellow, NPR said: “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name.” Joining them are revered indie Americana outfit The Low Anthem, sporting a reconfigured lineup and new take on their timeless sound, and the Arkansas-born singer-songwriter producer and one-man record label Joe Purdy, who creates “gorgeous, beautifully-rendered acoustic-based folk songs—pop music with a gently-rounded edge.” (Pop Matters)

Start time: 7:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 683-5600

Location: The Bandshell (in Prospect Park)

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B073 Prospect Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 7:00 pm 40.663, -73.9766 http://www.nycgovparks.org/common_images/events/51a4eb2374872.jpg Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT
<![CDATA[Summer Movie Series: Wreck-It Ralph]]> http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wreck-it-ralph http://www.nycgovparks.org/events/2013/07/20/wreck-it-ralph Date: July 20, 2013

Watch a movie in the great outdoors! Join us for our citywide Summer Movie Series featuring family-friendly films through August. Admission is free! Please feel free to bring your own snacks and comfy chairs or blankets, as a limited number of chairs will be available.

In Wreck-It Ralph, Ralph (John C. Reilly) is tired of being overshadowed by Fix-It Felix (Jack McBrayer), the "good guy" star of their game who always gets to save the day. But after decades doing the same thing and seeing all the glory go to Felix, Ralph decides he's tired of playing the role of a bad guy. He takes matters into his own massive hands and sets off on a game-hopping journey across the arcade through every generation of video games to prove he's got what it takes to be a hero. On his quest, he meets the tough-as-nails Sergeant Calhoun (Jane Lynch) from the first-person action game Hero's Duty. But it's the feisty misfit Vanellope von Schweetz (Sarah Silverman) from the candy-coated cart racing game, Sugar Rush, whose world is threatened when Ralph accidentally unleashes a deadly enemy that threatens the entire arcade. Will Ralph realize his dream and save the day before it's too late?

Start time: 8:00 pm

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Contact phone: (718) 965-8935

Location: St. Mary's Recreation Center (in St. Mary's Park)

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X045 St. Mary's Park 2013-07-20 2013-07-20 8:00 pm 40.8108, -73.9147 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 19:37:20 EDT